Child Support and Spousal Support: What is a material change in circumstances?

In divorce proceedings, a court may order payment of spousal support and/or child support. Often, circumstances change after a final decree of divorce has been entered but the obligation to pay … [Read more...]

Burglary in Virginia: It isn’t as simple as you think.

At common law, and what most people continue to assume it is, is that burglary was the breaking into a home of another person at night with the intent to commit a larceny or other felony.  Because of … [Read more...]

Spousal Support. What do you need to know in Virginia divorces?

If you have found yourself in the middle of a divorce or are thinking about divorcing your spouse, you may be wondering if you are entitled to spousal support. Generally, in Virginia spousal support … [Read more...]

Child Support- How to Track Expenses for Out of Pocket Medicals

Most court orders for child support provide for parents to be responsible for assisting in paying for out of pocket medical expenses under Virginia Code § 20-108.1 and Virginia Code § 20-108.2.  This … [Read more...]

Making divorce and child custody easier: There are Apps that can help.

It seems that we often start our posts on family law topics with an obvious truth - divorce is never easy, and it is even harder when children are involved. The good news is that in our … [Read more...]

CBD in Virginia

In the past few months, stores offering various CBD products have popped up all over the Commonwealth of Virginia. These products range from drinks and candy to lotions and dog chews.  Proponents … [Read more...]

What should I wear to court? Court room dress code and etiquette in Virginia.

A question we are often asked is, "what should I wear to court?" If you find yourself in a courtroom, it is always our advice to take the extra time to wear your best.  This doesn't mean that you … [Read more...]

Virginia Strengthens Highway “Move Over” Law – Now Reckless Driving

Since the inception of the "Move Over" law in 2002, Virginia has been serious about getting drivers on highways to slow down and move over when a stationary vehicle is on the side of a highway with … [Read more...]

Protective Orders in Virginia. What do you need to know?

Protective orders, in Virginia, are very similar to what’s known as “restraining orders” in other states. Protective orders can often be obtained for any person who is in danger of physical injury or … [Read more...]

Divorce in Virginia: What happens if I leave the marital home?

If you have made the choice to separate from your spouse, you may be asking if leaving the marital home is in your best interest. Virginia is a state with fault-based grounds for divorce, meaning that … [Read more...]